Laura Jorgensn hails from the US Pacific Northwest and has just released her EP Home, a follow-up to her debut album ‘Feathered Arms’ released back in 2010. She has a whole mix of influences and her music has drawn comparisons to many of the artists we have featured on Folk Radio UK: Joanna Newsom, Mariee Sioux, Beirut, Anais Mitchell, Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird, Akron/Family, Devendra Banhart, Iron & Wine, Sufjan Stevens, Akron/Family, Larkin Grimm & Cocorosie. She has also be likened to Kate Bush and Tori Amos.
She demonstrates those comparisons well on this new EP which kicks off with a Beirut inspired opener ‘Find a Home‘. She pulls those Bush and Newsom influences to the fore on ‘the Climb‘ which are most prominent during the piano led opening. ‘Exodus‘ sees a return to that Balkan sound, music she was no doubt influenced by whilst studying at the Nakas Conservatory of Athens, Greece, this is a territory she sits very comfortably in. If any tracks are to make it to a follow up album then ‘Find a Home’ would be my choice, it is her jewel on this EP.